"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Magpie #194 November 17, 2013


A single penny
With envelope and paper
Shaky hands pause
Opening to welcome news
My darling son
Alive and well
Soon to be home
~o~
Thanks to Tess KIncaid for this
evocative image. Click on the link below
and you can read more.....





18 comments:

  1. What lovely news too. Very well done.

    Have a fabulous Sunday. :)

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  2. Thank you for the smile...

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  3. Wish I could examine this letter more closely. I'm sure a novel could be written about it.

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  4. The news every parent wanted to hear.

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  5. Now that would be the best news...great write

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  6. I took a magnifying glass to the image, and discovered the approximate year of the stamp, and the county of Warwickshire, and the city of Henley-on-Arden, on the ground where the ancient forest once stood; and yes, a long epic poem emerged. Tess's prompts are always pregnant with meaning, symbols, & messages. Your take was lovely; thanks.

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  7. Anonymous11:26 PM

    Neat and sweet!

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  8. Keenly felt, Kathe ....thanks

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  9. Love that our minds and creativity went in the same direction ... Happy Week you two!!

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  10. This lifts my heart..lovely!

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  11. Can't imagine better news than that!

    =)

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  12. How not to feel elated to a mother's heart! Very touching in not so many words. Great write Kathe!

    Hank

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  13. The very best kind of letter to receive!! Wonderful!

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  14. Definitely the very best kind of letter to receive! A heart-touching capture on the prompt!

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  15. Such news is always welcome. How did we manage before the advent of adhesive stamps?

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  16. This seems just perfect for the anniversary of The Gettysburg Address, as I imagined scenes like this, and, sadly, scenes that never played out in quite this way.

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  17. Oh, that's a good message! I can see why the hands might be shaking...

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